Braddan Commissioners and the Family Library

Braddan Parish Commissioners and the Family Library

L-R – John Quaye (BC), Sally Hardman (Family Library), Neal Mellon (BC), Kerry-Ann Mitchell and Graeme Jolly (both from the Family Library)

Braddan Parish Commissioners have made a generous contribution to the Family Library for its services to the children and the elderly of the Parish.  These funds will be directed towards Large Print books for the Mobile Library, children’s Audiobooks for the Family Library, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) books for the Schools Service. Each item will be identified by a label “A contribution from Braddan Parish Commissioners 2020”.

Large Print books are essential for borrowers who struggle with ordinary print; audiobooks can be shared with the family both at home and in the car; resources for the Schools Service, which visits almost every Island school, are always in great demand by teachers.

John Quaye and Neal Mellon who presented the cheque on behalf of Braddan Commissioners were extremely impressed with the facilities provided on the Mobile Library. They were delighted to hear that the Team had kept in contact with their vulnerable service users during the lockdown by handwritten correspondence.  The Mobile Library visits Braddan fortnightly and the Commissioners would encourage residents to use the services provided. Details of times and locations of the Mobile Library visits can be found on their website: https://www.familylibrary.im/

Based on Westmoreland Road, Douglas, there are five available services: Family Library, Schools Service, Mobile Library, Home Library Service for those unable to access other libraries, and the Bibliotherapy service for group sessions aimed at alleviating loneliness.

Residents who would like more information about our services should call 640650 or email sally@familylibrary.im

COVID19 REMINDER – REFUSE & RECYCLING

A reminder to all households in Braddan and in particular those returning to the Island, if you have tested positive, are awaiting test results or are experiencing COVID19 symptoms, all personal waste must be double bagged, and you should wait 48 hours before placing the bag in your refuse bin.

Those returning to the island who have not been tested, but are in the 2 week self-isolation period should follow the guidance above, until the period of self-isolation has elapsed.

With regard to the Kerbside Recycling Service, if a household is subject to any of the above mentioned criteria, we ask that you don’t set out your recycling boxes until the period of self-isolation has elapsed.

Thank you for cooperation,

Braddan Parish Commissioners

Braddan Commissioners’ Bulb Planting

Would you like to see Braddan covered in more flowers next spring?

Braddan Commissioners are going to plant lots of spring bulbs this autumn in different areas around the parish and we would love to hear from any groups, schools, companies or clubs that would like to help with this project 😊

Bulb planting is always a really satisfying exercise as the results can be seen for years to come.

If you would like to assist, please contact the Commissioners’ Office on 852808 or email us on braddan@braddan.im

Braddan Housing Byelaws 2020

The latest version of our Housing Byelaws dated 2020 have now been approved by Tynwald and were signed and sealed at the latest Commissioners’ meeting on 30 July 2020. These Byelaws revoke the Housing Byelaws 2019 and only apply to property within the ownership of Braddan Parish Commissioners.

A link to the document can be found here.